I've been planning for my husband's birthday since
this past December.
You see, it's one of the 'big ones' as it were
for him and I want him to be properly celebrated.
And who better to ensure this than his wife?
So over Western Christmas we went to
the Dutch Store in Holland and I also went to one
in Grand Rapids on my birthday proper.
Now, admittedly, the first items are proper
Dutch blue and whites for our table.
This really is for me, but I still wanted to show you.
I wish I would have these in time for my beloved's
birthday dinner but they will still be in safely
waiting for us in Michigan for my parents
hoped for visit in late May.
So here they are:
The Butter Dish...
made, may I add, for American butter sticks...
I don't know that Holland itself has butter in this shape;
I will have to ask...
I know in Canada their butter tends to be in squares not
the half cup sticks that the US is so used to...
A lovely gravy boat.
So: a proper butter dish and gravy boat.
Very excited to have these gracing my table in the future!
Now on to what treasures we found for our home
that Mr. Husband picked out,
with a few from me also...
(we do do things as a team after all!)
We got different tiles of Industries that we done
centuries ago in Holland.
This will be a series for our living / dining area.
We got tiles with Scripture verses,
these most likely will be in our library/chapel...
Some of the tiles have to do with book binding and printing,
and glasses making.
These will probably go in our library...
It will look lovely when it's all done...
This is one that Mr. Husband esp. wanted...
It was on sale and I lived there for nearly the first
half of my twentieth year...
Peacock, a symbol of the Resurrection,
we hope this will go in our chapel/library...
My parents have a framed canvas print of this
in their living room...
I love the simplicity but many details in this one...
my husband's family had been sailors...
So these are waiting for us and
I am writing this post in advance to be put up
in the second half of Lent
to bring reminders of 'life-after-Lent' which we
hope will include a Bright Week Birthday dinner
and later my parents coming with the many lovely
Delft pieces for our home, that
we got for my dear one's special birthday this year.
Sometimes just remembering the Month of May
can get us through the months of winter and Lent...